On This Day

What Happened in April 1645

Historical Events

  • Apr 2 Robert Devereux resigns as parliament supreme commander
  • Apr 3 English Long Parliament passes the Self-Denying Ordinance, limiting regional armies, significant step toward New Model Army
  • Apr 7 Michael Cardozo becomes 1st Jewish lawyer in Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 16 Tobias Hume, Scottish composer (The First Part of Ayres), dies
  • Apr 19 Anton van Diemen, gov-gen (Neth East Indies), dies at about 51
  • Apr 19 William Smith, British composer, dies at 42